Do Copts, Armenians, Ethiopians, and Syrians kiss the hand of clergy?
yes I know for sure that both Ethiopians and Eritreans do kiss the hand of the Clergy, their hands are like the Holy Cross, on which the Body of Our Lord and Savior is broken. they get to touch Him who is the Healer and Life of all of us. blessed are their eyes that behold Him, Blessed are their hands that touch Him, blessed are their feet that stand before Him their Archpriest, and the Father and the Holy Spirit, in the holy Priesthood, bearing the keys to the Eternal Kingdom. yes we kiss their hands , and we kiss their feet, we kiss their vestment, we ask them to blow their blessed and sanctified breath upon us for healing and blessing. I could go on, but I guess that has answered your question. I think for the most part Our Coptic , Armenians and Syrians do the same too, but I will let them speak on it to be certain.